"Market-oriented education reforms’ rhetoric trumps reality"

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    An interesting study following up on reforms in DC, Chicago, and New York City.

    Reformers have been selling test-based teacher evaluations, school closures, and
    increased charter school access as solutions to problems in education. This study takes a look at the reality of the effectiveness of those solutions.

    epi.org (pdf)

    Apologies for the formatting, it's from a pdf.
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    Of course the rhetoric doesnt match the results, but I don't think neo-liberal education reform is really concerned with results, just privatizing & monetizing as much formerly public space & roles as possible, & shifting more financial burden away from state taxes back to private citizens.
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    You mention charter schools as part of reform but your quotes seem only to apply to school closures and test scores.
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    The full report is 95 pages long, I could only put so much into the post :)

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    Sending schools more money does not equate to better results either.
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    What does that have to do with this thread?
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    In case you didn't notice your link addresses money
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    Yes, but your comment was phrased is if you disagreed with the study, while the study is saying the same thing as you did.

    Did I misread your comment? Are you agreeing with the study that these reform efforts are more expensive but don't result in higher student achievement?

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